Agriculture at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS

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Course summary

Feeding an increasing population against a backdrop of different weather patterns induced by climate change is a major challenge to the farming industry’s future. This course focuses on innovative approaches to agriculture, providing you with the skills and knowledge needed to apply sustainable agriculture practices and play a part in global food security. Designed in consultation with the National Trust – one of the largest landowners in the UK – it gives you the opportunity to study on the University’s 200-hectare farm and rural estate, based at our Brackenhurst Campus. Your learning will focus on modern technologies, such of the use of GPS, drones, robotics and data analysis systems – this agriculture course really does turn traditional land-based degrees on their head. You’ll explore innovative and sustainable agricultural production models, effective environmental stewardship, and the projected future of the farming industry.


Year One

  • Livestock Production Systems
  • Crop Production Systems
  • Plants and Soil Science
  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to the Agricultural Industry
  • Agricultural Operations
Year Two
  • Contemporary Issues in Agriculture
  • Experimental Design and Analysis
  • Livestock Nutrition and Health
  • Land Use Ecology
and (pick one from):
  • Crop Nutrition, Health and Protection
  • Applied Animal Breeding
and (pick another one from):
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Spatial Analysis
  • Farm Business Performance
Final year
  • Advances in Livestock and Crop Production
  • Sustainable Management of the Agricultural Environment
  • Dissertation
and (pick two):
  • Global Agriculture and Food Security
  • Energy for a Low Carbon Future
  • Application of Remote Sensing
  • Business Management
  • Ecosystem Ecology
Full module descriptions and details can be found on the course page on the NTU website.

Assessment method

Year 1 Coursework (63%), written exam (17%), practical (20%) Year 2 Coursework (80%), written exam (17%), practical (3%) Final Year Coursework (100%)

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A lower offer may be made based on a range of factors, including your background (such as where you live and the school or college you attended), your experiences and individual circumstances (you may have been in care, for example). This is called a contextual offer and we get data from UCAS to make these decisions. NTU offers a student experience like no other, and this approach helps us to find students who have the potential to succeed here, but may have faced barriers that can make it more difficult to access university. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £17150 Year 1
International £17150 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.
Agriculture at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS